New Delhi, February 6, 2016: Chanda Bandh Satyagraha (www.nolistnodonation.com) against Aam Aadmi Party’s backtracking on financial transparency, led by Dr. Munish Raizada made a come back in Delhi after a successful campaign in Punjab last month.
The signature drive against AAP’s opaque funding practices took place at Rajiv Chowk yesterday. The campaign started at 2:00 p.m. and continued till 6:00 in the evening.
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The Chanda Band Staygrahis also discussed with people how criminalization of politics and unregulated & opaque political funding work in tandem.
People were made aware of the fact that fielding of 21 candidates with criminal charges, that includes 9 candidates with serious criminal charges is a pointer to the consequences when political funding becomes opaque.
These criminal candidates inducted to the party do not come with a motto of ‘service before self’ but to seek returns on their investments. The investments which they made as a part of the funding for the party to get the ticket to contest elections.
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‘Chanda Bandh Satyagraha’ campaign along with explaining people the reasons for their disappointment from AAP, took their signature on the board and videographed their views. The pamphlets were also distributed to people with an invitation to be a part of the campaign.
The campaign received an overwhelming response from the people. They not only supported it but also encouraged the ‘satyagrahis’ to spread its flame further. They echoed back the campaign’s cause.
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Rajiv Chowk being a well-known tourist place, people visiting Delhi from other states also halted for a while to observe the campaign. They too kept forward their opinions and complaints against AAP. They expressed their anger on the prevailing conditions of misgovernance in Delhi, poor availability of water supply and electricity, development on technological grounds, housing facilities, and infrastructure.
A general sentiment among Delhiites is that AAP has given nothing except the long list of fake promises. Therefore, people took a pledge not to be trapped in AAP’s sweet talks again.
After gaining so much of support and positive responses, ‘Chanda Bandh Satyagrah’ has decided not to stop. It will keep continuing its moral battle against AAP until it cleans up the
dirt which it has collected around itself.
-prepared by Himanshi Goyal of NewsGram